Czech authorities freeze assets of Russian oligarch

The Czech authorities have taken action against a Russian oligarch with property in Czechia. The Financial Analysis Office has blocked the bank accounts and frozen the assets of Vladimir Yevtushenko under the country’s sanctions regime, Czech Television reported on Saturday evening.

Mr. Yevtushenko has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and is the most high profile Russian businessperson targeted by Czechia to date, Czech Television said. He has properties in the town of Karlovy Vary worth over CZK 500 million, it reported, adding that he had been placed on Czechia’s sanctions list last month.

Author: Ian Willoughby